It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U. S. government showing themselves as idiots.
This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next, and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
What is the seal of attained freedom? - No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.
When you really don't like a guy, they're all over you, and as soon as you act like you like them, they're no longer interested.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.